Long duration snow setting up

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Surface map from mid morning. The center of the storm is still down in south central Nebraska. Central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin are in a very favorable area to receive very heavy snowfall during the next twevle hours.

Elsewhere, gusty winds and cold temperatures are resulting in sub zero wind chills in northwest Minnesota. The strong pressure graident with this storm is producing wind gusts to 45 mph in Duluth Harbor.

Thunder snow is possible with rapidly accumulating snow. Bright bands on the radar shortly before noon indicated sleet and heavy snow from about Albert Lea to Rochester.

Snowfall reports from Chanhassen NWS.

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